Jump to content

Less expensive Doubles for Walking


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 FeralPerthFembo

Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:00 AM

Hi there,

We will be having a 2y3m gap between our two children and I'm thinking about getting a double pram just for walking around our neighbourhood (brisk but not power walking). The paths are quite bumpy so it would need to be sturdy design and there's lots of narrow bollards around so can't be too wide. I know there are some fantastic double prams out there but as we already own a fairly exy single pram I'd rather not spend much!

The new pram needs to be suitable from birth and would be good if both children could face forward but not neccessary.

Doesn't need to be pretty or have a big basket as I will use the double trolleys when out shopping.

Any recommendations? Thanks!

Edited by JBaby, 19 November 2012 - 01:27 AM.


#2 Natttmumm

Posted 19 November 2012 - 07:24 AM

We are looking at the strider plus with the second seat attached. I just posted asking about it. I dont have one so I cant say for sure but it looks strudy. Both kids face forward but one is underneath so not sure how that would go.

#3 FeralPerthFembo

Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:22 AM

thanks i actually quite like the strider plus but i was hoping to find something closer to the $200 mark. The striders are still about $400 second hand...

#4 Natttmumm

Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:48 AM

I saw that - they are about 400 second hand.

I had a side by side aria with DD1 and DD2 which was ok for footpaths but not anything else. By the time DD2 was 6 months old and DD1 was 2.5 they were too heavy for me to push inthe side by side. we paid around 150 second hand and on sold it for 80 about a year later

The only other one I can think of is a phil and teds - they are probably expensive second hand too

#5 luey08

Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:17 PM

If you want it for walking and won't fold it try secondhand and look at a double mountain buggy or double valco trimode  etc.  It deosn't matter how big it is when folded if you will rarely fold it.

Also look at the old Phil and teds E3 and sport - the newborn has to lie underneath to start with though.  


Good luck

#6 FeralPerthFembo

Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:45 PM

QUOTE (luey08 @ 20/11/2012, 08:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you want it for walking and won't fold it try secondhand and look at a double mountain buggy or double valco trimode  etc.  It deosn't matter how big it is when folded if you will rarely fold it.

Also look at the old Phil and teds E3 and sport - the newborn has to lie underneath to start with though


Thanks Ill check both of those out original.gif

#7 Roobear

Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:56 PM

It is so worth investing in a good double pram! I fluffed around after DS was born in deciding which pram, not wanting to spend too much money I bought a second hand Phil and teds which I didn't like very much so I bought a Mountain Buggy Duet and I wish I bought it from the start. Would have been less money and super handy in those earlier days while I was trying to make up my mind! They do retail around $600 though so maybe you could find a 2nd hand one original.gif

#8 elle-M

Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:36 PM

A second hand baby jogger city elite or summit double - brilliant walking prams! But they're big and comfy so might be too big for what you're looking for. My first two are 17 months apart and I use mine every single day to take the dog for a walk.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How a pregnancy contract could work for you and your partner

The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.

Finding a mum-friendly personal trainer

Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.

Ambulance service under fire: baby seats to go, response times 'worse than ever'

The NSW Ambulance Service is removing child-safety seats from ambulances, while the Victorian service is facing criticism over lengthy response times following the death of a three-year-old.

Alleged baby snatch incident a ?misunderstanding?, say police

Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.

Ebola killed my aunt and is shutting down my country

Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.

The night my ovary burst

One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.

Is e-reading to your toddler story time or just screen time?

When reading increasingly means swiping pages on a device, and we're advised to read to their children early and often, should parents be turning to e-readers for storytime?

Community mourns inspiring young dad

A young dad who fought a five-year battle with cancer has been remembered for his inspiring legacy at a funeral service attended by hundreds of family and friends this week.

Meningococcal kills Queensland toddler

Public health authorities say the death of a toddler in north Queensland from meningococcal disease highlights the danger the illness poses.

Nicole Kidman: 'I hope every month that I'm pregnant'

Nicole Kidman is hoping to add to her family, but says she's doubtful it will happen.

Recall: Aldi Wooden London Bus play set

Aldi has announced a recall of their popular Wooden London Bus play set.

Great gift ideas for first birthdays

From soft toys to balance bikes, here are some great ideas for first birthday gifts.

Mum learnt she was pregnant hours before giving birth

Kim Walsh arrived at the doctor with abdominal cramps. Hours later, she was cradling the baby experts told her she could never have.

How cancer has made me a better, happier person

I'm a far better person post-cancer than I ever was before. The goal now is to stay around long enough to find out who I can become, and what I can achieve.

Pete Evans says a paleo diet can prevent autism. He's wrong

Pete Evans is not a paediatrician or even a nutritionist or dietitian. So why should we believe his extreme views and remove food groups from our children's diets over the advice from those more qualified?

Let's get back to commonsense parenting

Forget the new 'Lawnmower' parenting trend; try using plain old-fashioned commonsense instead.

Woman sues after having a mixed-race baby

A US woman is suing a sperm bank after it sent her vials from African-American man, instead of the white donor she had selected.

Bonding ideas dad will love

Dad may not say it, but he could be feeling lost, confused and seriously left out. However, there are lots of things new fathers can do to be more included in the excitement of pregnancy and new parenthood.

The house that hope built for childhood cancer

Baby Laelani Baker was diagnosed with cancer before she was even born. Her heartbreaking story is just one of the reasons the Build for a Cure project is raising money for vital research into childhood cancer.

Does stay-at-home parenting get better?

Parenting doesn’t ever get easier; the challenges just change. But the challenges of caring for young children definitely lessens as they get older.

Inquest into the short and tragic life of Chloe Valentine

As the first phase of an inquest into the death of Chloe Valentine drew to a close, there was no doubt Chloe's life was marred by appalling neglect.

When mothers kill

The act of killing one's child is unthinkable for most, and a mother who kills her offspring has a special power to inspire shock and revulsion.

6 beauty tips for tired mums

For those of us with young children, eight hours sleep is a distant memory. And while we can’t do much to secure more shut-eye, there are some ways to fake it.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

Awkward grandparents

When Grandma and Grandpa pose for a snap with the kids, things can get very weird, very quickly.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.